COVID-19 news

Latest stories from the University of Stirling

Cancer greater cause for concern than COVID for over 50s

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Stirling found chronic health conditions are a greater cause for concern than COVID-19 and that older people feel safer from catching COVID-19 in healthcare settings than in other places in the community.

Older person wears a mask and is gazing out of a window

COVID vaccination centre to open on campus

A new vaccination centre is opening on Saturday 14 August at the University of Stirling, allowing members of the public, students and University staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Doctor in medical gloves giving vaccine jab to patient. Close-up of hands holding syringe and cleaning skin on upper arm before antiviral injection

Public health expert issues warning over potential community breakdown in COVID response

A public health expert from the University of Stirling says governments must change the post-pandemic narrative in order to avoid community breakdown.

Dr Tony Robertson small

Fiscal frameworks of UK devolved governments must be made more robust to future crises, experts say

Economic experts have warned that the fiscal frameworks of the UK’s devolved governments must be made more robust to future crises and better able to support COVID-19 recovery.

Pound coin lying on an economic graph.

Change in AstraZeneca UK regulation for under 30s did not impact vaccine intentions

New research from the University of Stirling shows that the change in UK regulation of the AstraZeneca vaccine – recommending an alternative for those under 30 – has had no effect on the general public’s intention to get vaccinated.

Medical practitioner prepares a COVID-19 vaccine.